Loving the local weavers exhibition and I bought a few things for myself!…

A woollen knee rug and a scarf.

Rug and scarf

The motif of ducks and fish swimming and walking through the rug was great fun and a practical purchase for damp and rainy NZ winters studying, while the scarf was fresh and cool colours for a spring just arrived here.

It reminded me of my Art lecture at Uni I shared with my niece this month, on Russia in Revolution in the early 1900’s and constructivism.  How Art became this thing that must be practical.  Must become practical.  How of course this was great for textile design but not so for painters.